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As web designers and developers, we've been aware as to the meaning and methods of responsive web design for quite a while. It's become mainstream, with a number of high profile brands adopting the method for their own websites (Disney, Microsoft, Starbucks, to name but a few).
That said, I'm of the opinion that responsive web design still isn't a house-hold name just yet - and I mean this in terms of the client side of the fence.
With this is mind, I feel it is more important than ever to make very clear the details of what you will be providing when quoting for web design projects, even to the point of quantifying separately the time and cost of the responsive considerations of the project - at least to some degree ...
When you think of birds and internet products you think Twitter, right? Go on. Do it. See?
Well, if you're a web developer, there are a another couple of little yellow birds you'd do well to get to know. I'm not talking about The Cheeky Girls after several months of heavy drinking. I'm talking about the little yellow birds of that great little CMS product: Perch.
Some sniffing around web.archive.org has made me aware that it will soon be 10 years since I put up my first freelance portfolio website. August 2003. I was so wet behind the ears I'm surprised said ears didn't drown.
A post about how life drawing might be a helpful activity for the tired designer, and also how the problems of life drawing are similar to the problems faced by designers - web, print or other.
Oh and deodorant. I also mention deodorant a few times. For some reason.
A post about how to deal with IE8 and under when it comes to responsive web design and media queries. Topics covered include:
- Conditional comments
- CSS segmentation
- Inspecting for values